Live Blog Duke Legal AI Showdown

Live Blog: Duke Legal AI Showdown

Seal is thrilled to be partnering with the Duke Center on Law & Tech and the Duke Law & Technology Society to sponsor the first annual Legal A.I. Showdown. More and more legal professionals are embracing emerging technologies to increase efficiency, and what better way to affect the market than to equip law students with the tools to succeed?

For our first live blog, we’re keeping you up-to-date as some of the nation’s most innovative law students compete to build their own AI tools and analyze legal contracts. The legal tech events kick off with a Legal AI Showdown training session to teach law students how to train machine learning models and prepare for the showdown. Each team will pick a subject of interest (M&A, Brexit, Data Privacy) and we provide the AI tools, sample contracts, and hand-on guidance.

Stay tuned here for live coverage of the events. Let the games begin!

Thursday, October 04, 2018, 5:15 pm EST

Jim Wagner and Steve Harbor are so excited to lead tonight’s kickoff session at Duke University School of Law for tomorrow’s Legal AL Showdown. Jim and Stever are joined by Duke alumni and Seal colleagues Scott Ripps and Ian Walker.

Over the next 24 hours, twelve teams of law school students from Duke University, University of North Carolina School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law and Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law are going to be vying for the title of Seal AI Showcase champions. Following tonight’s training session, the teams of students will come together in-person tomorrow to create custom analytics, using Seal’s AI-powered platform, to solve some real-world problems for the office of general counsel. As a Duke Law alumnus, Jim Wagner has gone back to his classroom days and created a fun-filled fact pattern for the students to tackle … but instead of using blue books, they’ll be doing all of their work on the Seal AI platform. The winners will be announced and celebrated tomorrow night with over 100 attendees at the Duke Law Tech Lab demo day.

Here’s wishing all of the contestants the best of luck! Stay tuned for more updates, including the reveal of the real-world fact pattern tomorrow morning.

Thursday, October 04, 2018, 6:30 pm EST

Tonight’s Legal AI Showdown is underway and the students are getting a feel for Seal Software! Our own “Professor” Jim Wagner (and Duke University School of Law alumnus) is back in the classroom, but this time teaching law students how to use AI.

Friday, October 05, 2018, 9:50 am EST

Today’s the day! Thank you to all of the law students who attended last night’s training session. We can’t wait to see the teams put their AI skills to the test and compete in the Legal AI Showdown. Which team will win the title of Seal AI Showcase champion? We will be updating you LIVE from Duke University School of Law.

Friday, October 05, 2018, 11:30 am EST

Law student teams from UNC Law, Wake Forest Law, Duke Law and Campbell Law are hard at work tackling a fact pattern and creating custom analytics using Seal’s AI-powered platform at the Legal AI Showdown.

Friday, October 05, 2018, 12:15 pm EST

We are halfway through the Legal AI Showdown and the teams are doing a great job using the Seal platform to answer GC questions.

Pictured: Steve Harbor (far left) and Jim Wagner (far right) assisting Team 3 from UNC Law

Friday, October 05, 2018, 1:30 pm EST

The Duke Law Legal AI Showdown is almost over. The Seal team is so proud of all of the law students who’ve participated in the event. These are the legal professionals of the future and we are thrilled to be a part of their legal technology education! The winner will be announced between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm EST. You don’t want to miss it!

Friday, October 05, 2018, 2:10 pm EST

And that’s a wrap! The Seal Legal AI Showdown champion will be announced at 3:00 pm EST. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 05, 2018, 3:25 pm EST

The Legal AI Showdown results were unreal. Every single team did a fantastic job of developing custom analytics to solve the challenge. We are excited to announce that the winning team is from UNC Law. Congratulations on a job well done!